“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ.”
How many of us are tied to memories of unhappy experiences?
It might not be possible to erase some moments from our memory definitely, but the way we choose to deal with these reminiscences depends only on us: do we choose to live attached to these memories or do we choose to go on?
Frequently some situation from the past keeps coming to our minds because it remains unsolved. Let’s analyze, then, what do we have to do to solve the question: is it forgiving someone or forgiving ourselves? Do we need to correct some mistake?
Let’s do, then, what is necessary to resolve the situation so that the past won’t stop us from going ahead; always asking God for strength so that we can make the best decisions on this process.
Paul, the Apostle, teaches us that we must go on, “reaching forth unto those things which are before”, freeing ourselves from the past and reaching for the future in which, through our efforts on Good, we’ll find “the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ.”